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On coming home

By Libby Rainey

Every house I’ve ever loved has its own particular smell. A hint of Lysol, a labrador’s fur, the faint scent of spices. My childhood house, I’ve been told, smells like laundry detergent and a hint of something else that can’t quite be placed. But to me, home smells like nothing
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The naked truth

By Zackary Kiebach

It took me five or so minutes to get bored of wearing a towel. The lake in question was populated by soccer-mom suburbanites toting an assortment of babies and pomeranians. I was 7 years old, and my modesty hinged on some stray sand and a bad sunburn as I streaked
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Long Live the Mascots

By Erica Hendry

I think the thing I struggle with the most is mascot murder. My high school, the Beverly Hills High Normans, had a bitter rival: the Santa Monica High Vikings. I played a zillion sports back then, but I observed most of the proceedings from the bench with mild investment at
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#TBT College Essays

By Weekender Editors

It’s college admissions season! We asked current Berkeley students to dig up their old admissions essays and we’ve published them for you below. Take a read and enjoy.   Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.   I
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Ghost Ghost Teeth

By Mira Nguyen

The Weekender spoke to local artist and UC Berkeley student Simon Tran, who goes by the pseudonym “Ghost Ghost Teeth”, about his work in abstract paintings and colorful three-dimensional installations. As a Vietnamese-American, never feeling fully Vietnamese or fully American, his work responds to a cultural duality that emphasizes ambiguity
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Weekender Picks

By Weekender Editors

Get sucked into this wonderful reddit thread documenting the best quotes from Rafi, the sick and twisted character from FX’s The League. Some of my favorites include: “JUKEBOX!!! I’M GONNA PUT 7 DOLLARS WORTH OF HOOBASTANK IN IT!” “Thinking is pointless, like motorcycle helmets.” Or, this great interaction: “Raffi: I
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